destinations in australia

One of the things that makes Australia such a popular tourist destination is the wide range of attractions it contains.

There is quite a bit to do and see on the subcontinent. In this guide to the Top Ten Destinations in Australia I will list some of Australia’s most popular attractions, as well as the reasons why you should visit them. I think you’ll find that it well worth considering a trip to this exotic, beautiful and culturally diverse place.

10. Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most iconic and beautiful structures. It regularly hosts top-notch musicians, important speakers, and other live performances. Its distinctive architecture and incomparable location make it a must see for any visitor to Australia.

9. Sydney Harbor Bridge

If you make it to Sydney to visit the Opera House then you must make time to see the spectacular Sydney Harbor Bridge. This engineering marvel stretches almost 4,000 feet from the North Shore across Port Jackson and into Sydney’s Central Business District.

8. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park located in Australia’s Northern Territory covers more than 500 square miles and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It home to some of the oldest surviving examples of human writing and pictographic art. This site is also home to ancient rock formations, some of which are over 500 million years old!

7. Blue Mountains National Park

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Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales is a great spot for eco-tourists. It is known as one of the most bio-diverse protected sites in the world featuring a number of different habitats and biomes.

6. Melbourne

If you want a look at metropolitan life in Australia then there is no better place than Melbourne. Melbourne is a lovely modern city with a number of sites of historical interest such as the Princess Theatre and the State Library of Victoria.

5. Bondi Beach

Bondi beach is a popular seaside destination located in the Bondi suburb of Sydney. While the town of Bondi offers a few small sites of historical importance (such as the old Bondi Post Office) Bondi is best known for its beautiful beach.

4. Daintree National Park

Daintree National Park is located in Far North Queensland and features beautiful rain forest scenes as well as rare tropical flora and fauna.

3. Fraser Island

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Located along the southeastern coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is home to rain forests, eucalyptus woodlands and mangrove forests. It is a veritable cornucopia of natural wonders. Fraser island is also a great place for those looking to see some of Australia’s legendary wildlife.

2. Broome

Broome is a coastal town in Australia’s Kimberley region known for seaside attractions such as Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. Other attractions include the Broome Bird Observatory and the Broome Historical Society museum which preserves both the native and colonial histories of Broome.

1. Great Ocean Road

If you want to experience a great deal of Australia in a convenient and expeditious fashion then the Great Ocean Road is perfect for you! It will take you across more than 150 miles of the coast of Victoria. Along the way you’ll see such beautiful sites as the 12 apostles and Apollo Bay.

Any of these destinations will help make your trip to Australia a memorable one, even if you don’t roll out your list of Australian idioms! Australia is full of wonders both ancient and modern and offers the tourist a wide array of attractions. Use this guide to the top ten destinations in Australia to plan a great vacation you won’t soon forget.

by Info Guru Lauren DeJesus-Glasgow